'Riverdale' star Madelaine Petsch says Cheryl Blossom is a lesbian, not bisexual

15 November 2018, 14:49 | Updated: 19 November 2018, 14:25

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

"I've actually been talking to Roberto about it a lot and I think we've kind of figured out that Cheryl is a lesbian.".

Riverdale's characters are just like normal everyday teens. Aside from solving all those murder mysteries, the high school students on Riverdale are developing relationships and learning about who they are as people.

At the end of season 2, it was revealed that Cheryl Blossom liked women, leading to a romance with south side serpent, Toni Topaz.


It was presumed Cheryl was bisexual after Madelaine Petsch, who plays the bombshell, opened up about her character liking both men and women in a YouTube q&a earlier this year.

"Cheryl is definitely interested in both women and men," Madelaine explained back in March 2018. "So, I would say she's bisexual. I think you're gonna see a lot more of her figuring out who she is."

Well, after a summer away with Toni, Cheryl has apparently done some additional figuring out. In a new YouTube q&a, Madelaine revealed that she has spoken to Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Cheryl is definitely a lesbian.

When a fan asked whether Madelaine believed her character was a lesbian the actress revealed that she and the show runner had discussed Cheryl's sexuality at length.

"Yes, I do think Cheryl is a lesbian. I've actually been talking to Roberto about it a lot and I think we've kind of figured out that Cheryl is a lesbian. Like, this is definitely who she is as a person. In the first two seasons she was just figuring herself out and exploring her sexuality as we do as humans. And I think she's figured it out."

Madelaine also promised that fans would learn more about this in future episodes.

Cheryl's trajectory follows a similar one to many young people her age. Having experiences with both men and women is perfectly normal for individuals who later identify as gay.

We cannot wait to see more of Cheryl's story unfold on Riverdale, including her journey to realising more about her sexuality and relationship with Toni.

What do you guys think? Are you excited to learn more about Cheryl in season 3 of Riverdale?